28 November 2017

2nd Food, water and pharma microbiology: - Rapid confirmation using MALDI-TOF

Organised by:

SCI's Environment, Health and Safety GroupSCI's Food Group and RSC’s Food Group

London, UK

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Synopsis
The use of MALDI-TOF systems has completely revolutionized the way microbial identification/confirmation is performed. The speed, accuracy, ease of use and cost efficiency are so impressive that significant numbers of clinical laboratories all over the world, have now successfully implemented this rapid technique on a routine basis for a number of years, for rapid microbial identification/confirmation of clinically relevant microorganisms. However, this simple approach is now rapidly expanding and also being applied in many routine food, water and pharma laboratories. The relevant commercial clinical databases have been found to be fit for purpose and are continually incorporating new species including food and water-related species. The user can also set up a supplementary own personal database to be used in conjunction with the instrument manufacturer database. This event has 10 presentations covering a wide range of topics in relation to various food and water applications related to the use of MALDI TOF technology.
Attendees

The conference is aimed at food and water microbiological technical staff; public health professionals, lab managers; and food and water industry personnel responsible for microbiological quality and regulators.


Programme

Day 1 - 28 November 2017

09:30
Registration and refreshments
10:00
Welcome and introduction - Prof K Clive Thompson, ALS, UK
10:05
Keynote presentation: From nowhere to really somewhere in 15 years: -The triumph of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry and New Developments in Tandem Mass Spectrometry for Microbiology Prof Haroun Shah, Middlesex University, UK
1050
The extinction of a historic species - Is MALDI-TOF the death of the Microbiologist? Clare Saxby and Christie Downing-Kay, ALS and bioMérieux, UK
11:20
Refreshment break
11:45
Clear the decks for Campylobacter Confirmation by MALDI-TOF Maria Karczmarczyk, Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK & Ireland Ltd, Wolverhampton, UK
12:15
Transfer of high-throughput technologies in routine testing : the road map for recognition by food safety authorities Daniele Sohier, Bruker, UK
12:45
Comparison between MALDI-TOF, Rapid ID 32 Strep System, and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis for the species id of Enterococcus spp. isolated from water Dr Maja Taucer-Kapteijn, Het Waterlaboratorium, Haarlem
13:15
Lunch and networking
14:15
Mycobacterium ID on VITEK MS Valérie Monnin, bioMérieux, France
14:45
MALDI-ToF MS in Environmental Water Microbiology - implementations and ongoing developments Samual Dearlove and Pervinder Johal, ALS, UK
15:15
MALDI ToF in antimicrobial surveillance and drug development and the potential for detection of Antimicrobial Resistance Ed Siegwart, LGC, UK
15:45
Refreshment break
16:05
MALDI-TOF in the Food Supplement Industry Rosemary Cowan, Probiotics International Ltd, UK
16:35
MALDI: Adding new perspectives to hygiene investigations Bryan Donald, CROWN Technology, UK
17:05
Discussion with and further questions to speakers Prpf K Clive Thompson, ALS, Rotherham, UK
17:20
Meeting Close

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X8PS 

 

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Earlybird fees before Friday 03 November 2017
GB£120 .. . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£40 . . . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£160. . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

Standard fees after Friday 03 November 2017
GB£144 . . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Member
GB£48 . . . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£192 . . . . . . . . . .Non-Member

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Organising Committee

K.Clive Thompson, ALS Global 
Erika Tranfield, Bruker

Exhibition and sponsorship

An exhibition will run alongside the conference during refreshment breaks, for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.